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About Me

Dan Austin regularly advises companies, investors, and entrepreneurs in connection with a wide variety of business transactions and corporate governance matters. Dan's practice area specialties include Venture Capital and Private Equity, New Business Ventures, Intellectual Property and Commercial Agreements, Mergers and Acquisitions, and General Counsel Services. His experience involves a broad range of emerging growth industries, including technology, energy, and life sciences. Dan began his legal career in the Austin, Texas office of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. , a preeminent global law firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, Dan was a Field Artillery officer in the United States Army, where he attained the rank of Captain, led teams, planned operations, and managed many millions of dollars worth of combat equipment. Because of his unique legal and management experience, Dan provides clients with a level of sophisticated and personalized service typically associated with that available from large, top tier national and global law firms.


Practice Areas


  1. Venture Capital: 20%
  2. Corporate / Incorporation: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  5. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%



Hourly ($275-325/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Slade Steven Cutter

    Dan's very knowledgeable about VCs and fundraising. He also applies an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law, making him a great fit for startup clients. As an added bonus, despite having been with a large, prestigious law firm, Dan retained his common sense, and he knows how to provide legal services in a practical and cost-effective manner.


    Slade Cutter General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wittliff | Cutter, PLLC

1803 West Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200909/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000